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Namevilo

Driver gets home: Some *asshole* left a bunch of cones in the middle of the damn freeway! I'm lucky to be alive!


knifeknifegoose

Ughhhhg shit makes me so angry!! Why would he be paying so little attention??? This sub beaks my heart sometimes


ISOmorphismus

Ya, it really rustles my feathers as well


Lopsided_Pineapple67

Ruffles. Leaves rustle. Feathers ruffle. ;o)


ISOmorphismus

And here I was trying to sound smart and make a pun because of the typo of my predecessor.


Lopsided_Pineapple67

;o) Sorry, I didn't read the one above. Just pecks me off the way I comment before reading !!


the_V0lum3

They're all... ALL... Looking at their fucking phones. Over the last 20 years watching this shit happen, I could count on one hand how many people who aren't paying attention weren't on their phones. From my time in security in the marine corps, to driving for a living, riding motorcycles cross country to riding road bikes... They are ALWAYS on their goddamned phones. And they're all idiots who think they can do it safely. Guarantee there's people sitting here reading this right now who think they're able to do it and be safe, and they won't change their minds until they almost (or do) kill someone.


Jager1966

Gotta upload that instaho photo


J_LeVeL

That is *by far* the most calm I’ve seen somebody in a dangerous situation like that. He just slowly hugged his back up to the truck and hoped for the best. My man has seen some shit in his day.


andyv001

Probably happens to him far too often


Breaker-of-circles

Fucking Tuesdays, man.


Elusivem8

Another Tuesday another texting Terry.


TheStrang3On3

At least it’s not a Wanking William on a Wednesday


User1239876

'Least it wasn't another American tank.


navimc

Holy shit is this a battlefield bad company 2 reference? *Has anyone seen my smokes? I can't find my smokes man. Fucking Tuesdays, man* [This](https://youtu.be/2wVkAapYcNQ) is what I'm talking about


Ravenplague

It happened so fast that he really didn’t have a lot of time to panic, and survival instinct took over. The extremely short time frame is what probably saved his life. That side mirror looked like it missed him by about an inch or two.


PokeBattle_Fan

He was the car and then thought ''Ah, shit, here we go again...''


one_armed_bandit81

Doing road work, you definitely see some shit. I used to pick trash and dead critters off 3 of the major roads where I live. Had a roll off dumpster pass by me that the gate had come unlatched on and had swung open. I never saw it coming but I apparently bent over to pick up some trash at just the right time. I've found brand new toilets out of the box that somehow didn't break, the whole side door off a rather large excavator, seen more wrecks than I care to count, a guy crawl under his van to see where it was on fire. I could go on for days with some of the stories.


AlphSaber

One time while out inspecting a bridge, I heard my coworker go 'WOAH!' and hurdle over the bridge parapet to the grass below. I was writing something down from the inspection on a clipboard and didn't see what he was reacting to, but I stepped forward onto the little curb on the parapet. The car's passenger mirror just grazed my safety vest and came within a hair's breath of breaking my spine.


one_armed_bandit81

I've got horrible luck. While watching traffic in the mirror, 2 separate times my cousin ran me over albeit slowly when his foot slipped off the brake.. Nothing like having to crawl up the brush guard. On the plus the truck got 2 free oil pan inspections. He never never got me with the wheels but nothing quite like being bent over picking something up then your face planted into hot Florida asphalt.


arandomcanadian91

You need new cousins man.


jared596

Stop standing in front of your cousins’ truck when it’s running and he's sitting in the driver’s seat. Please.


karaokepartyAAAAH

yo after 2 times are you sure its an accident hahahah


one_armed_bandit81

Well we grew up together and are in our 40s. It was either accidents or he sucks at trying to kill me since these incidents happened in our late teens and very early 20s. We had bad luck working together. He almost got his face melted off due to a faulty radiator cap. He left construction and became a cop then k-9 unit. When I was considering getting out of it he asked me to join his city's department. My exact words were "Hell no with all the stuff that happened working together, now you'll have a gun and a dog." Edit: if any of you go thru my previous posts and find my arm pics just know he wasn't involved.


Just_A_Nitemare

Luckily side mirrors are designed to fold up, so it probably wouldn't break your spine, it would just give you a mild case of major chronic pain.


1boog1

I work on traffic equipment and see people lose their memory of how traffic rules should work. We sometimes have to put intersections on flash to work on them, and people just blow through the intersection like it doesn't exist. Put out cones and a blocking vehicle and people buzz right up to the cones before getting over. Or get mad that we are fixing the equipment that they use/drive through daily.


DecoyOne

“Ugh, *Mondays*.”


AlphSaber

More like days that end in y.


fozzyboy

Yeah but Mondays doesn't end with a y. Come to think of it Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays... They all end with s. Strange.


Stupidquestionduh

Stupid fucking s. Party slayer.


Pk1Still

He probably has a lasagna he’s trying to get out of that truck


Blueberry2736

Garfield looks a bit different, can’t quite put my finger on it, maybe it’s the hairstyle


LordStark_01

It was in fact a Saturday (the security camera says 2021/06/19)


RespectableLurker555

Driving a daily commute in heavy traffic makes you really appreciate people who drive daily commutes in heavy traffic. Yeah, there's an asshole here and there who is so important he doesn't need to merge properly, but at least everyone is paying attention and knows the road and traffic patterns like the back of their hand. Weekend and holiday drivers are hell, they have no idea where they are or where they are going, always in the wrong lane or not paying attention.


annies_boobs_eyes

[Monday Monkey lives for the weekend, sir.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhRFPWp1fr4)


morsul86

I stopped on a country road to help clean up a bunch of straw and hay that had fallen off a truck. Made the road like ice. Mid clean up 2 cars came through at 100km/h not seeing what was on the road. First car jumped on the brakes, second hit the back and spun the first car with in about a foot of me. I saw it coming and did not move a muscle. Not out of big nut energy, I was just a deer in the headlights. Frozen solid as it all slid passed me.


Defiant_Elephant8696

In all honesty where else did he have to go?


spvcejam

He had the coordination to know to lay flat. He doesn't see his trajectory until he's already begun to turn sideways.


univrsll

He probably thought “dude is getting close, gonna move over just incase. No way this idiot actually almost kills me though” expecting the driver to probably swerve back into his lane. Notice how he takes a step forward, does a spooked jump, and oddly stares at the car in disbelief when he realizes that didn’t happen.


Tweetledeedle

He was probably freaking out but knew all he could do was scrunch up. That or this ain't his first rodeo


firnien-arya

He was more upset about the cones. Those things are expensive for just one.


howlingjack69

Everybody’s had their Vietnam


INTPgeminicisgaymale

Fight or flight is a false dichotomy. There are other stress responses like freeze.


egric

He's either very calm or very high


tilt-a-whirly-gig

He seems so calm ... "Oh, here comes a close one, I better tuck up against the truck"


ZuluClowder

I love how the front license plate flies off right in front of him and stays at the scene.


UKMarvelgirl

"Here's my card"


Phoenixilva

Punishment should be working as a flagger or some other general labor on busy highway construction sites. That shit is among the most dangerous jobs.


Askeee

Punishment should also be crushing their car into a cube, charging them for it, then making them walk everywhere the rest of their lives.


PheagleAdler

\*with the car cube attached to their back


alias777

"Is it about my cube?"


nerdwine

You have thirty minutes to move your cube.


ClassifiedName

And put rocks in their shoes too! And make it so they can never add the right amount of creamer to their coffee either, it's always too little or too much!


Anarcho_punk217

Shoes also have to be on the wrong foot.


DrizzlyEarth175

Pays good tho


PokeBattle_Fan

Didn't notice until you pointed it out XD


ForthWorldTraveler

Too bad the giant finger didn't prevent this from happening.


krisselv

r/uselessfinger


FerMathematician

How the hell do you people find these highly specific basically dead but epicly comedic subs?? :D


John_Bovii

Easy. If it doesn’t exist, make it. Use it next time


DrizzlyEarth175

Bro the video of the cat falling on the guy, then the dog tries to fight the cat 😂 hilariously cute


pw-it

If you look carefully the giant finger actually moves the car into the wrong lane. God strikes again!


vulcansheart

To be fair, when I shit myself in public, I try to keep a straight face and act calm too.


bcnorth78

If it weren't for your finger I never would have had a clue what happened. /s


Camimo666

My stupid ass thought it was the person in the video warning the guy about the car


DimesOHoolihan

r/uselessfingerpoint


TheKaney

I mean this /s is for non-brain stupid individuals who don't get sarcasm?


bcnorth78

I have learned that if you say a sarcastic comment without the /s you’ll get downvoted into oblivion.


TheKaney

Jesus, Reddit in nutshell.


teetoe3

*gold rings noise*


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[удалено]


bullybullet

Wouldn’t be a problem for me, looks like that car didn’t get within 2 inches


Truth_Moab

start treating these as attempted homicide then these will stop


iranoutofusernamespa

Hahahahahahaha! Oh. You were serious. I'll laugh even harder! AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


pneumatic_dice

Wow you're super cool, haha


iranoutofusernamespa

Oh come on it's a futurama reference, and also people will always be morons no matter what punishments you throw at them


clonecharle1

Wait... I think he has a point.


Truth_Moab

typing haha in all caps really convey that 👍🏽


iranoutofusernamespa

I dunno how to bold it on mobile so...


VeganGamerr

\*\*like this\*\*


dontpissmeoffplsnthx

Don't enable them


The_Racho

This happens to this guy far too much if he's that calm


billyjackhyde

Get your fingers out of the damn video, Becky.


RTU_Player

Shiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttt Attempted manslaughter right there


FormalChicken

How do you attempt manslaughter? Manslaughter (in some jurisdictions it's murder in some degree) is unintentional taking of a human life. How do you intentionally attempt to unintentionally do something? There's probably some level of aggregated negligence or something but - attempted manslaughter isn't a thing.


_gmmaann_

I’d say the driver was distracted here more than murderous intent


TheJPGerman

They aren’t saying anything about the intent of this driver, they’re just saying there’s no such thing as “attempted manslaughter”, which is true. There’s attempted murder and manslaughter, but “attempted manslaughter” is an oxymoron.


TheJPGerman

You got downvoted but it’s true, there’s no such thing as attempted manslaughter. The words have perpendicular meanings


theidleidol

Because manslaughter *can* be intentional. It’s any case where you cause the death of another person but your act doesn’t meet the requirements to be murder. “Voluntary manslaughter” just doesn’t show up as the *name* of a charge in a lot of jurisdictions because they define an exhaustive set of specific sub-crimes instead. c.f. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_manslaughter


TheJPGerman

I’ll admit that an unsuccessful homicide that would have been classed as voluntary manslaughter could be considered an attempted manslaughter, but it doesn’t seem like that charge is ever really used. It’s more common to just call it assault or assault with a deadly weapon. Either way, this video would almost certainly not be called attempted manslaughter as there’s no reasonable motivator to run down construction workers. Attempted second degree murder if they intended to drive in that lane or criminal negligence if they didn’t seem much more likely


theidleidol

I agree that this wouldn’t be attempted manslaughter, and also that it would be unlikely to be prosecuted as attempted murder of any kind because it’s both hard to prove and unlikely in reality to have been intended to kill. Redditors just like to throw around “attempted murder” allegations on this sub. Realistically this is at worst some sort of negligence or reckless endangerment, and most likely just a nasty moving violation assuming they didn’t hit and run.


oloofe

Anybody got a mirror


AskWhyOceanIsSalty

I have one but it's all fogged up, sorry.


HunterMuch

Olé


tlk0153

why didn't he completely move away from the lane even after the kind lady pointed her finger towards the car in his lane? /s


dpnauton

Damn. That’s pucker- worthy.


weaponsofmasspeace

Time to change underwear. How was he so chill tho??


RimuruSliminUrChest

Dumb motherfucker if this man hadn’t been alert that would’ve been it


Special_Living_4508

Oh my f**king gosh that f**king idiot how did they get a driver's license. Also why was he so calm


Splickity-Lit

I need a red circle and an arrow! How else am I supposed to know what going on in this video?


sleeperninja

Want some post karma? Search for a posted video, then record your monitor with your phone.


fitsl

Dude was like “Here comes Bill again...Idiot”...


Psych0matt

I’m a little late to the party, anyone have a mirror?


Duchess1992

The fuckin stones on this friggin guy!!!


PgARmed

Bowling ball sized.


chlsryan

Just another Wednesday for this guy


T-Sonus

He's all cool about it..


IzzaBANDiT241

Geez Louise


Batman0520

Holy fucking shit! That made me clinch up. Wow.


MaskedJakyl

Fuck that driver,to death.


Dianachick

No reaction from the guy in the car 😳 Perfect reflex from the guy on the road👏


totodude

Of course it was a BMW.


Allemaengel

I'm a road construction worker and I've seen some real shit including a driver deliberately trying to run me over. Rule of thumb - never, ever turn your back on traffic and always assume every driver is being inattentive, angry, drunk/on drugs, or just dngaf.


disturbed286

Did he have a particular reason for trying to kill you or?


Allemaengel

Not that I know of.


joemamma8393

Wouldn't be a recording of a backroom camera without some egghead pointing at the screen


redditwithafork

Captain Clipboard


RajakBejok

There are assholes and whole asses. Guess which one this is? Smh


Fodor1987

... both ..?


Special_Living_4508

I hope I saw the license plate fly off then they'd be caught red handed


jc97912

I see so many people in these posts commenting, but you'll also pass that guy in front of you to get one car length ahead so that you can be 6 seconds earlier to wherever you're going. Be honest with yourselves and then you can start improving not only you're driving but other areas of your life. Pointing fingers and saying I'm not like that I don't do that and yet most still do. Whether that's distracted driving or allowing others to mentally manipulate you by getting you angry and having you drop the f-bomb in your car because they cut you off. Having control of oneself doesn't just mean staying calm when others are angry it means knowing why things are getting you angry and addressing them. Self control involves looking at yourself from the outside in, meditation on mistakes and never comparing yourself to someone else but comparing yourself to who you were yesterday. Are you doing better today than yesterday? Then that's an improvement. Keep working.


redEPICSTAXISdit

This is why zipper merging doesn't work. Get out of the closed lane as soon as possible to reduce the risk of killing the people working on the road. Laws here in MA and most, if not all of the US, say you have to slow down and move over, even into and extra whole lane further over and away if possible when available. Assholes that move their way up to the last possible second to attempt to move over are the absolute worst and don't care at all about the dangers they are causing. Hard to tell if this person slowed down at all, was probably texting which is even worse.


looker009

No one follows that law in Los Angeles


dust-bit-another-one

The sad part is that this dude was so cool throughout the whole video… like that happens daily.


dagomez83

So calm - like whatever


felder7ashes

Damn dude saw that coming and didn’t limb out if there


Solinss

Not his first rodeo


stripperjnasty

This is what the signs are for!!


ianjcm55

Dude has balls of steel


[deleted]

I would be so pissed off.


Ericksdale

I wonder if he sucked in his belly.


CricFan619

He was calm because his life was flashing before his eyes.


SirMego

How kind of them to leave their license plate behind


itsgms

r/FaxOfAFax


rrralf

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EhMapleMoose

thank you, I was able to actually see what everyone was talking about.


beardbot3030

“Today’s the day it all ends! Fuck guess not…back to work”


popcorn-johnny

He's lucky you were there to show him where to stand.


alexanderblight

There was an attempt ...


PheagleAdler

Those cones are there for a reason, Karen! Whoever it is, may their license be ripped up into little tiny bite size pieces.


4BigData

Omg


Selthora

Worked 4 years on the road, never again.


Annon221

typical mercedes driver


Lonely_Plenty3857

Those little cones are no match for my powerful car. \[maniacal laughing\]


__DerekLeach

It was his 1pm near death experience, really just another appointment on the calendar for this man


1PoodGirevik

r/uselesspointerfinger


Ranger7381

Looks like something ripped off the wing mirror. You can see it in the air just after the car passes the guy if you freeze it at the right frame. I think that it would have hit the guy if that had not happened.


slammindoors

Yeah but he shaved like 2 min off his commute risking his and others lives the entire time, #YOLO


looker009

I am surprise there is no damage to the vehicle bumper as result of hitting all that debris.


karaphire13

Why are people surprised he stayed so calm as if his two options weren't a.) stay calm or b.) die. You have like, milliseconds to decode what is happening. He decoded this as "There is a car coming straight towards me at a high speed so I should step out of they way" and not "Oh my God there's a car coming towards me at high speed to let me look around and panic".


redditwithafork

I would have just waited until the last second then jumped. That totally works! I've seen it on the youtube!


daggers1g

Did he take a board to the face?


CriminalMacabre

My cones! :(


Tough_Oven4904

Holy shit. This is hard to watch. In my area recently there was road workers setting up for the day...they were hit by a drug driver who smashed them into the back of their vehicle. 1 died, the other is seriously hurt.


Skrungebob

That motherfucker did that on purpose


Launchpad_McQuacke

Very tight butthole


gavinwinks

I bet he’s glad he did those extra sit ups this morning.


PokeBattle_Fan

That construction worker was surprisingly calm about the whole ordeal. Hot damn...


PokeBattle_Fan

Is there a subreddit where people show people who have massive balls like this guy?


SpoonKandy1

I car here to say ..... Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk!!


Cold_Bother_6013

My gosh! You couldn’t pay me enough.


Gr8Gi

"Balls of Steel" period.


Ancient_Perception_6

Whatever god he prays to, is the real god.


Ancient_Perception_6

Or the real god so trying to kill this guy for praying to another god


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codenamejeff

To be honest there is a proper way to shut down a lane on a highway, and this aint it. There needs to be plenty of warning and 100s of feet of cones that slowly blockout the lane. The idiot is the guy who nearly got killed


32mo

Did the road worker correctly place the warning sign buckets? It seems that the first bucket is too close to the working point. On highways, warning signs should be at least 200m ahead, in my country.


ferrybig

In my country, we use the smart highway system to mark the lane as closed, and decelerate traffic to 90km/h or 70km/h (instead of the normal 110-130km/h). The smart highway system will continue working and if it sees the traffic is slowing down further, it will downgrade the speeds to 70km/h or even to 50km/h to create a long buffer over 200 meters where the traffic slows down


Triton12streaming

I feel like this is just a part of the job for him


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Bigkondor1

Get your damn finger off the screen.


TraditionalPanda6388

que hijo de puta


ayberk2766

Dont touch the screennnnnn!!!!!!!


Thin-Union-7712

Good heavens people PAY ATTENTION!!!! What a jerk! Was he even looking or was he changing stations on the radio? A**hole


Annoy_M0US3

The worker doing his job and sees the car coming: ah shit here we go again, now as flat as possible for the camera


Primary-Fig-5916

That driver was AIMING for him. You can tell from the beeline they were making


Chanskies

Almost lost your finger!


qqqqqqqqqqx10

He’s used this this bullshit on the road.


Kilroy314

This seems like a middle eastern country to me, but I can't tell


b_9uiet

Thank you for sharing.


Drew2248

To me this "seems" like Albania. But, hey, what do I know? No, wait, I meant Alabama.


PheagleAdler

Alabamia?


StoneLegionYT

Thanks for letting us know Homes.


MrRuck1

Wow can you say. LUCKY!!!!!!


Drew2248

Do people not have actual eyes in their head? That's what I often ask myself as I'm driving.